FASHION: Valentino Fall/Winter 2014
Following a dreamy Couture showing inspired by the opera, Valentino’s Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli opted for a peppier, more modern inspiration for Fall: Italian Pop art.
The result? A well rounded beautifully detailed collection filled with groovy florals and prints bursting with bright hues.
Wire Ear Wraps by Alina Iftime
You know what your ears are missing? Guitars. And scorpions. Maybe a sea horse. Basically your ears need to feel like they’re in an 80’s rock video, minus the goblet smashing. You can contact Alina at any of the links below for purchasing inquiries or custom designs.
Artist: DeviantArt / Blogspot
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mobile furniture: artist’s apartment, italy/harry thaler
This 16th Century Book Can Be Read Six Different Ways
Erik Kwakkel Historian
A few months ago, we showed you a dos-à-dos book—one with a hard back that forms the front of another book. This rare book owned by the National Library of Sweden is even more complex. Erik Kwakkel, a medieval book historian at Leiden University, says that this book is actually six books that are each opened differently. Each book opens and closes with a little clasp.
All of the books are devotional texts printed in Germany in the 1550s through 1570s, including a copy of Martin Luther’s widely-read The Shorter Catechism.The book is currently owned by the National Swedish Library and resides in Stockholm, among the Royal Library’s archives. Only for advanced readers, advanced readers with low attentions spans.
- Image: National Library of SwedenDesign
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SPOTLIGHT: Beautiful Flowering Time-Lapse Gifs by Yutaka Kitamura
The above animations are from a beautiful series of time-lapse videos of different species of flowers in growth by Yutaka Kitamura titled Touched by Strangers.
Scientists have started to study how dogs take emotional cues from human voices. According to the head researcher: "We’d put an experienced dog up in the scanner, and he’d be up there sitting still. Then we’d bring into the room a less experienced dog. And he’d get so jealous! He just wanted to be on the scanner bed like the other dog. It became the place of happiness."
Photos Courtesy of Borbala Ferenczy and Eniko Kubinyi
Diagram adapted from “Voice-Sensitive Regions in the Dog and Human Brain Are Revealed by Comparative fMRI" by Attila Andics et al.
Would you take a dip in a swimming pool that once functioned as a subway station?
Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, a center-right candidate for mayor of Paris and former environment minister, has unveiled a series of plans to turn the legendary “ghost stations” of the Paris Metro into underground oases.
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